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By:T. P. Bruss
Dates:3/20/2016 - 6/19/2016
Album Info:Most of the photographs in this album were captured in Northeast Wisconsin in the spring of 2016, so they are mostly CN operating on former C&NW, GB&W, MILW, and SOO rails. Once in a while I try to catch ELS and WSOR on former MILW rails too.
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CN 5639, CN 2155, CN 5752, and OPT 2030
Title:  CN 5639, CN 2155, CN 5752, and OPT 2030
Description:  CN through freight slows to halt along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Mar. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 5639, CN 2155, CN 5752, and OPT 2030.
Photo Date:  3/22/2016  Upload Date: 4/18/2016 2:49:33 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 5639(SD75I) CN 2155(C40-8W) CN 5752(SD75I) OPT 2030(SD20)
Views:  196   Comments: 1
OPT 2030, ex-NREX 2030, ex-ICG 2030, ex-UP 778
Title:  OPT 2030, ex-NREX 2030, ex-ICG 2030, ex-UP 778
Description:  CN through freight slows to halt along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 20 Mar. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 5639, CN 2155, CN 5752, and OPT 2030. If the information I’ve found is accurate, OPT 2030 was formerly NREX 2030, formerly ICG 2030, formerly UP 778. It is also labeled "Carmeuse Lime & Stone," "Port Inland Operation." Carmeuse has a large earth materials facility and dock at Port Inland, MI, and another facility about 5 miles to the north near Inland and Huntspur, MI.
Photo Date:  3/22/2016  Upload Date: 4/18/2016 2:49:37 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  OPT 2030(SD20)
Views:  287   Comments: 2
OPT 2030, ex-NREX 2030, ex-ICG 2030, ex-UP 778
Title:  OPT 2030, ex-NREX 2030, ex-ICG 2030, ex-UP 778
Description:  CN through freight slows to halt along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 20 Mar. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 5639, CN 2155, CN 5752, and OPT 2030. If the information I’ve found is accurate, OPT 2030 was formerly NREX 2030, formerly ICG 2030, formerly UP 778. It is also labeled "Carmeuse Lime & Stone," "Port Inland Operation." Carmeuse has a large earth materials facility and dock at Port Inland, MI, and another facility about 5 miles to the north near Inland and Huntspur, MI. The guardrail marks the location of the former Sherry St. grade crossing. The WC (later SOO) depot was built on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks in 1891. It replaced the ca. 1871 depot that stood at the west end of Wisconsin Ave. The Sherry St. depot was demolished ca. 1955 when a new depot was built between Main St. and N. Lake St. on the west leg of the wye, about 850 ft. to the northwest.
Photo Date:  3/22/2016  Upload Date: 4/18/2016 2:49:42 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  OPT 2030(SD20)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
CN 4711 and GTW 6221
Title:  CN 4711 and GTW 6221
Description:  Some flatcars allow a partial view of some local power resting in front of the yard office at the CN, former SOO, yard at Neenah, WI on 26 Mar. '16. There was another GTW geep parked here, of course it moved out as I walked down the sidewalk to get the perspective I wanted. I think they saw me coming.
Photo Date:  3/26/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:03:51 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4711(GP38-2) GTW 6221(GP38-2)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
CN 8004 and CN 2273
Title:  CN 8004 and CN 2273
Description:  CN container train passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches what used to be Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 26 Mar. '16. The remnants of the former C&NW mainline are visible background left.
Photo Date:  3/26/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:04 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8004(SD70M-2) CN 2273(ES44DC)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
CN 3004 and CN 2811
Title:  CN 3004 and CN 2811
Description:  CN through freight crosses what used to be Kampo Rd. and approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads southwest via a remnant of the former C&NW mainline at Neenah, WI on 26 Mar. '16. The former SOO mainline is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  3/26/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:18 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3004(ET44AC) CN 2811(ES44AC)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
IC 2725 and CN 5688
Title:  IC 2725 and CN 5688
Description:  CN container train passes the W. Cecil St. overpass and parallels Harrison St. as it heads southwest through the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 1 Apr. '16. I was hoping to incorporate more of shiny new TTGX 953507/BNSF 28379, but I didn't quite reach the vantage point I wanted.
Photo Date:  4/1/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:21 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 2725(C44-9W) CN 5688(SD75I)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
TTGX 953507/BNSF 28379
Title:  TTGX 953507/BNSF 28379
Description:  A shiny new TTGX 953507/BNSF 28379 in the CN, former SOO, yard at Neenah, WI on 1 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/1/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:26 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  79   Comments: 0
CN 3011 and CN 3037
Title:  CN 3011 and CN 3037
Description:  CN container train crosses over from the former C&NW mainline to the SOO mainline along Harrison St. at Neenah, WI on 2 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/2/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:31 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3011(ET44AC) CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  159   Comments: 2
CN 3011 and CN 3037
Title:  CN 3011 and CN 3037
Description:  CN container train passes Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 as it crosses over from the former C&NW mainline to the former SOO mainline along Harrison St. at Neenah, WI on 2 Apr. '16. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  4/2/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:36 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3011(ET44AC) CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
CN 8931
Title:  CN 8931
Description:  A southbound CN container train passes the depot/yard office as it heads southwest through an unusually empty former C&NW yard at Oshkosh, WI at 1604 hours on 9 Apr. '16. Normally this view of the facility is blocked by the cars in the yard. I've never seen this yard completely empty. I haven’t seen cars spotted here since at least 31 Jan. '16. The taller building partially visible on the right sits at the approximate location of the C&NW's South Oshkosh depot, a smaller, plainer structure than their once ornate Oshkosh depot which still stands less than a mile to the north. Historically, everything south of the Fox River was once known as South Oshkosh. The C&NW South Oshkosh depot was saved from demolition, but its current fate is unknown to me. I have seen post-relocation photographs of it on the internet, but they do not reveal its precise location. Some references state it was moved to downtown Oshkosh, others state it was moved to a park in Oshkosh. If it still survives, I have not found it yet. Train had two locomotives, CN 8961 pulling and CN 8931 pushing.
Photo Date:  4/9/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:50 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8931(SD70M-2)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
CN 4704
Title:  CN 4704
Description:  CN local crosses the South Channel (Neenah Channel) of the Fox River while it services Neenah Paper via a remnant of the former C&NW mainline at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16. The recently renamed ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah looms in the background. From its construction in 1909 until 23 Mar. '16, it was named Theda Clark Hospital, in honor of the daughter of a local paper baron (Medical Center eventually replaced Hospital in the name). After ThedaCare acquired most of the local hospitals, the geniuses in charge thought it was too confusing to keep their traditional names, like Theda Clark, Appleton Medical Center, Shawano Hospital/Medical Center, etc. So let’s rename them all ThedaCare Regional Medical Centers. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:04:56 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4704(GP38-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
CN 4704
Title:  CN 4704
Description:  CN local crosses the South Channel (Neenah Channel) of the Fox River while it services Neenah Paper via a remnant of the former C&NW mainline at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:01 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4704(GP38-2)
Views:  96   Comments: 2
CN 3058 and CN 2807
Title:  CN 3058 and CN 2807
Description:  CN through freight approaches the Main St. over pass as it traverses the west leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16. The remnants of the ca. '60s SOO depot's foundation is partially visible to the left of the lead locomotive, some rail sections supported by concrete blocks rest atop the foundation. It was constructed of masonry and replaced the wooden depot that used to stand at Sherry St., about 850 feet to the southeast. The silo toward the left is Eggers Industries, 164 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI, a periodic rail customer. The industry partially visible on the right is Clearwater Paper Corp., 249 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI (physically located in Town of Menasha), a frequent rail customer. Train had three locomotives, CN 3058, CN 2807, and CN 2845.
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:11 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3058(ET44AC) CN 2807(ES44AC)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Title:  CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Description:  CN local pauses to throw the turnout to take the north leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16. They will then pull past the turnout for the east leg of the wye, then back into the yard. The remnants of the ca. '60s SOO depot's foundation is partially visible on the right, some rail sections supported by concrete blocks rest atop the foundation. It was constructed of masonry and replaced the wooden depot that used to stand at Sherry St., about 850 feet to the southeast. The silo in the background is Eggers Industries, 164 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI, a periodic rail customer.
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:14 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4700(GP38-2) GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Title:  CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Description:  CN local traverses the north leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16. They will then pull past the turnout for the east leg of the wye, then back into the yard. The tracks at lower right are the east leg of the wye.
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:19 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4700(GP38-2) GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  141   Comments: 2
CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Title:  CN 4700 and GTW 6420
Description:  CN local pauses on the north leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 10 Apr. '16. They will then pull past the turnout for the east leg of the wye, then back into the yard. The silo is the last significant remnant of the defunct Fox Valley Energy Center (formerly Minergy Fox Valley Glass Aggregate Plant). Opened in Jan. '98, it has stood idle since 15 Jun. '13. Demolition is nearly complete, after several delays. The silo fell sometime between 17 and 22 Apr. '16, a large pile of broken concrete is about all that remains and will soon be removed and recycled. The industry background left is Clearwater Paper Corp., 249 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI (physically located in Town of Menasha), a frequent rail customer. The tracks in the foreground are the east leg of the wye.
Photo Date:  4/10/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:23 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4700(GP38-2) GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
CN 2313
Title:  CN 2313
Description:  CN container train passes Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 and approaches what used to be Kampo Rd. as it heads southwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 13 Apr. '16. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished. Train had two locomotives, CN 2313 pulling and CN 8881 pushing. The remnants of the former Chicago & North Western (C&NW) mainline are visible background right.
Photo Date:  4/13/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:28 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2313(ES44DC)
Views:  72   Comments: 2
IC 3137
Title:  IC 3137
Description:  CN local approaches the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 17 Apr. '16. The local is passing the corporate headquarters of Plexus and Affinity clinic on Main St. Both are part of the site of the former P. H. Glatfelter Co. paper mill, which stood here for 135 years, the oldest part of the original mill was constructed in 1874. Glatfelter purchased the mill from Bergstrom Paper Co. in 1979. Bergstrom had purchased the mill, originally Winnebago Paper, in 1904. Glatfelter moved the jobs to Ohio in June 2006, the mill stood idle for about two years until it was torn down, demolition was completed in May 2009. The steel columns and beam framing the train are the last significant remnant of the defunct Fox Valley Energy Center (formerly Minergy Fox Valley Glass Aggregate Plant). It supported steam pipes that ran from the energy center to the paper mill. Opened in Jan. '98, it has stood idle since 15 Jun. '13. Demolition is nearly complete, after several delays. A large pile of broken concrete is about all that remains and will soon be removed and recycled. The original ca. 1881 Wisconsin Central (WC) depot stood on the south (right) side of the tracks right about where the locomotive is. I don't know how long the depot stood, but it was converted to a freight house when a new depot was constructed on Sherry St. in 1891. The ca. 1881 depot was built on pilings in the south end of Little Lake Butte des Morts, these tracks were originally on a trestle over the water. All of the earth under and to the left (north) of these rails is landfill, deposited in the south end of the lake by the paper mills starting in the 1950s. That former landfill is now Arrowhead Park. The white building partially visible on the right is Progressive Paper Storage, Inc. (formerly Kimberly-Clark Warehouse), 135 Millview Dr. It does not receive rail service, but it looks like there may have been a spur on the northwest side of the building in the past.
Photo Date:  4/17/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:33 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3137(GP40R)
Views:  66   Comments: 2
IC 3137
Title:  IC 3137
Description:  CN local crosses Millview Dr. and takes the east leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 17 Apr. '16. The corporate headquarters of Plexus and Affinity clinic on Main St. are background right. Both are part of the site of the former P. H. Glatfelter Co. paper mill, which stood here for 135 years, the oldest part of the original mill was constructed in 1874. Glatfelter purchased the mill from Bergstrom Paper Co. in 1979. Bergstrom had purchased the mill, originally Winnebago Paper, in 1904. Glatfelter moved the jobs to Ohio in June 2006, the mill stood idle for about two years until it was torn down, demolition was completed in May 2009. The steel columns and beam framing the train are the last significant remnant of the defunct Fox Valley Energy Center (formerly Minergy Fox Valley Glass Aggregate Plant). It supported steam pipes that ran from the energy center to the paper mill. Opened in Jan. '98, it has stood idle since 15 Jun. '13. Demolition is nearly complete, after several delays. A large pile of broken concrete is about all that remains and will soon be removed and recycled. Much of these tracks, other than the east leg, were originally built on a trestle in the south end of Little Lake Butte des Morts. All of the earth under and to the left (north) of these rails is landfill, deposited in the south end of the lake by the paper mills starting in the 1950s. That former landfill is now Arrowhead Park. The white building partially visible on the right is Progressive Paper Storage, Inc. (formerly Kimberly-Clark Warehouse), 135 Millview Dr. It does not receive rail service, but it looks like there may have been a spur on the northwest side of the building in the past.
Photo Date:  4/17/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:38 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3137(GP40R)
Views:  79   Comments: 2
IC 3137
Title:  IC 3137
Description:  CN local traverses the east leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 17 Apr. '16. The corporate headquarters of Plexus and Affinity clinic on Main St. are background right. Both are part of the site of the former P. H. Glatfelter Co. paper mill, which stood here for 135 years, the oldest part of the original mill was constructed in 1874. Glatfelter purchased the mill from Bergstrom Paper Co. in 1979. Bergstrom had purchased the mill, originally Winnebago Paper, in 1904. Glatfelter moved the jobs to Ohio in June 2006, the mill stood idle for about two years until it was torn down, demolition was completed in May 2009. The steel columns and beam over the tracks are the last significant remnant of the defunct Fox Valley Energy Center (formerly Minergy Fox Valley Glass Aggregate Plant). It supported steam pipes that ran from the energy center to the paper mill. Opened in Jan. '98, it has stood idle since 15 Jun. '13. Demolition is nearly complete, after several delays. A large pile of broken concrete is about all that remains and will soon be removed and recycled. The white building on the right is Progressive Paper Storage, Inc. (formerly Kimberly-Clark Warehouse), 135 Millview Dr. It does not receive rail service, but it looks like there may have been a spur on the northwest side of the building in the past. The west leg of the wye is visible at the bottom.
Photo Date:  4/17/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:40 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3137(GP40R)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
FURX 815057, ex-CRI&P
Title:  FURX 815057, ex-CRI&P
Description:  FURX 815057, former CRI&P, ACF center flow covered hopper, brings up the rear of a CN local traversing the east leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 17 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/17/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:43 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
CN 8854, CN 2537, CN 5688
Title:  CN 8854, CN 2537, CN 5688
Description:  CN through freight heads northeast through the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 18 Apr. '16. The northeast wall of the depot/yard office is partially visible beyond the nose of the lead locomotive.
Photo Date:  4/18/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:48 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8854(SD70M-2) CN 2537(C44-9W) CN 5688(SD75I)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
CN 8954 and CN 2223
Title:  CN 8954 and CN 2223
Description:  CN mixed freight approaches the W. Cecil St. overpass and parallels Harrison St. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 23 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/23/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:51 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8954(SD70M-2) CN 2223(ES44DC)
Views:  152   Comments: 2
CN 2116 and CN 5634
Title:  CN 2116 and CN 5634
Description:  The motive power of a CN mixed freight emerges after setting out or picking up a string of cars from the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/23/2016  Upload Date: 5/23/2016 1:05:54 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2116(C40-8) CN 5634(SD75I)
Views:  83   Comments: 2
CN 2885 and CN 3062
Title:  CN 2885 and CN 3062
Description:  CN container train passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches the former Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 25 Apr. '16. A remnant of the former C&NW mainline is visible background left.
Photo Date:  4/25/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:35:15 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2885(ES44AC) CN 3062(ET44AC)
Views:  201   Comments: 1
IC 3110 and GTW 6420
Title:  IC 3110 and GTW 6420
Description:  CN local momentarily fouls W. Prospect Ave./Hwy. BB while picking up a string of cars from the southwest end of the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on its way back to the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 25 Apr. '16. The local is spanning 3 communities at once in a peculiar spot of the sometimes confusing local borders. This section of the road is the border separating the Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., WI to the north (left) and the Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI to the south (right). The locomotives and the 1st freight car are in the Town of Menasha, the next 3-4 freight cars are in the Town of Grand Chute, and, thanks to an unnatural jog in the border, the remainder of the train, out of frame to the left, is in Appleton, WI.
Photo Date:  4/25/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:35:55 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3110(GP40R) GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
CN 4711
Title:  CN 4711
Description:  CN local crosses the exit and entrance ramps to Hwy. 441/Hwy. 10, the Tri-County Expressway, at Racine Rd. via former MILW rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 27 Apr. '16. This area is currently closed to motorists due to reconstruction of the Polish Connection, including construction of a 2nd bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts to the interchange with Hwy. 41.
Photo Date:  4/27/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:06 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4711(GP38-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
BCOL 4644 and CN 2202
Title:  BCOL 4644 and CN 2202
Description:  CN container train passes the W. Cecil St. overpass and parallels Harrison St. as it heads southwest past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 27 Apr. '16.
Photo Date:  4/27/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:10 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  BCOL 4644(C44-9WL) CN 2202(C44-9W)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
IC 1201
Title:  IC 1201
Description:  CN through freight slows to halt along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 28 Apr. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 8813, CN 2915, CN 3006, IC 1201.
Photo Date:  4/28/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:13 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 1201(SW7RM)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
CN 8813, CN 2915, CN 3006, IC 1201
Title:  CN 8813, CN 2915, CN 3006, IC 1201
Description:  CN through freight slows to halt along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 28 Apr. '16. Train had four locomotives, CN 8813, CN 2915, CN 3006, IC 1201. The lead locomotive is passing the former Sherry St. grade crossing. The WC (later SOO) depot was built on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks in 1891. It replaced the ca. 1871 depot that stood at the west end of Wisconsin Ave. The Sherry St. depot was demolished ca. 1955 when a new depot was built between Main St. and N. Lake St. on the west leg of the wye, about 850 ft. to the northwest.
Photo Date:  4/28/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:17 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8813(SD70M-2) CN 2915(ES44AC) IC 1201(SW7RM) CN 3006(ET44AC)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
IC 3137
Title:  IC 3137
Description:  CN local crosses N. Lake St. as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 1 May '16. Eggers Industries, 164 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI, a periodic rail customer, is partially visible behind the train.
Photo Date:  5/1/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:28 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3137(GP40R)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
TTPX 81751
Title:  TTPX 81751
Description:  TTPX 81751 was spotted with an unusual and interesting load at CN, former SOO, yard at Neenah, WI on 8 May '16.
Photo Date:  5/8/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:35 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  181   Comments: 0
IC 3129
Title:  IC 3129
Description:  CN Appleton based crew approaches S. Perkins St. as a Neenah based local passes on the main line while both head northeast through the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 15 May '16. The Neenah crew was slowing to halt on the main line to set out a string of cars before continuing on to service Little Chute and Kaukauna. The Appleton crew has just dropped their train (partially visible on the right) at the far southwestern end of the yard after completing their work in Appleton, Kimberly, and Combined Locks. The Neenah crew will pick up those cars later on their way back to Neenah.
Photo Date:  5/15/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:46 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3129(GP40R)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
GTW 4620, GTW 6221, CN 9601
Title:  GTW 4620, GTW 6221, CN 9601
Description:  CN local assembles its train of 34 cars at the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 15 May '16. I believe they were preparing to head toward Manitowoc, WI. This view would have been prevented by the dominating silhouette of the original Neenah Foundry facility, later known as Plant 1, which stood here for over ¾’s of a century. Established in 1872 as Aylward Plow Works (a.k.a. Aylward & Sons) at 120 N. Lake St., they erected a new foundry at 500 W. Winneconne Ave. in 1918 “in a rural area of southwestern Neenah.” Expanded numerous times over the years, it became Plant 1 in 1960 when Plant 2 was constructed in the then rural area at the intersection of Byrd Ave. and the aptly named Aylward St. (followed by Plant 3 in 1967). Plant 1 was closed in 1994, the owners didn’t want to spend any money to update the plant. It stood abandoned for a while and was eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  5/15/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:36:52 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 4620(GP9R) GTW 6221(GP38-2) CN 9601(GP40-2LW)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
GTW 4620, GTW 6221, CN 9601
Title:  GTW 4620, GTW 6221, CN 9601
Description:  CN local parallels 4th St. and approaches De Pere St. (the current street signs have been lazily bastardized to Depere St.) as it traverses the former SOO yard at Menasha, WI with 34 cars on 15 May '16. I believe they were headed for Manitowoc, WI. The sun's location was less-than-ideal, but I wanted to capture a train with 3 locomotives in this yard because it doesn't seem to happen very often.
Photo Date:  5/15/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:13 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 4620(GP9R) GTW 6221(GP38-2) CN 9601(GP40-2LW)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
CN 3009, CN 2823, CEFX 3130, CEFX 3141, CEFX 3105
Title:  CN 3009, CN 2823, CEFX 3130, CEFX 3141, CEFX 3105
Description:  CN through freight crosses Winchester Rd./Hwy. II and approaches Ehlers Rd. (Milepost CM 187.68) as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 21 May '16. The divergence of rail lines at Winchester Rd., where this line heads northwest toward Stevens Point and the other line heads northeast toward Green Bay (behind the building on the left), is labeled Winnebago Junction on some old maps. Train had five locomotives, CN 3009, CN 2823, CEFX 3130, CEFX 3141, CEFX 3105.
Photo Date:  5/21/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:17 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3009(ET44AC) CN 2823(ES44AC) CEFX 3130(SD40M-2) CEFX 3141(SD40M-2) CEFX 3105(SD40-2)
Views:  178   Comments: 1
CN 4704
Title:  CN 4704
Description:  CN local shoves a couple of boxcars across N. Lake St. as it services the Clearwater Paper Corp. mill via former SOO rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 21 May '16. Originally incorporated as Lakeside Paper Co. on 9 Nov. 1910, construction of the mill began in ’11, and paper production commenced on 12 Jun. ‘12. At some point they started to sell a large share of their book paper production to Sears, Roebuck & Co. for their catalogues. The mill was sold and re-incorporated as Lakeview Paper Co. on 9 Aug. ’20. Sears, Roebuck & Co. bought the facility ca. the mid- to late-‘20s. The mill was shut down on 1 Feb. ’29 after a boiler failure and Sears promptly sold it to the Canadian firm of Fraser Paper, Ltd. (which also produced book paper for Sears). Fraser did not hold it long, they sold it to Kimberly-Clark Corp. ca. Mar. ’29, known as the Lakeview Mill. Kimberly-Clark sold the facility to American Tissue Mills ca. Aug. ’96. The mill abruptly shut down on 6 Sep. ’01 due to American Tissue’s significant financial problems. The briefly idled mill was purchased by Cellu Tissue Corp. in ’02 and was renamed Cellu Tissue Corp. - Neenah, commonly shortened to Cellu Tissue - Neenah. Cellu Tissue Corp. was acquired by Clearwater Paper Group in ’10. The mill is a longtime rail customer, a map from 1955 shows 6 spurs to service this paper mill, now there are 2, but only this sees regular use.
Photo Date:  5/21/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:20 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4704(GP38-2)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
CN 4704
Title:  CN 4704
Description:  CN local shoves a couple of boxcars into the large Clearwater Paper Corp. mill via former SOO rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 21 May '16. Originally incorporated as Lakeside Paper Co. on 9 Nov. 1910, construction of the mill began in ’11, and paper production commenced on 12 Jun. ‘12. At some point they started to sell a large share of their book paper production to Sears, Roebuck & Co. for their catalogues. The mill was sold and re-incorporated as Lakeview Paper Co. on 9 Aug. ’20. Sears, Roebuck & Co. bought the facility ca. the mid- to late-‘20s. The mill was shut down on 1 Feb. ’29 after a boiler failure and Sears promptly sold it to the Canadian firm of Fraser Paper, Ltd. (which also produced book paper for Sears). Fraser did not hold it long, they sold it to Kimberly-Clark Corp. ca. Mar. ’29, known as the Lakeview Mill. Kimberly-Clark sold the facility to American Tissue Mills ca. Aug. ’96. The mill abruptly shut down on 6 Sep. ’01 due to American Tissue’s significant financial problems. The briefly idled mill was purchased by Cellu Tissue Corp. in ’02 and was renamed Cellu Tissue Corp. - Neenah, commonly shortened to Cellu Tissue - Neenah. Cellu Tissue Corp. was acquired by Clearwater Paper Group in ’10. The mill is a longtime rail customer, a map from 1955 shows 6 spurs to service this paper mill, now there are 2, but only this sees regular use.
Photo Date:  5/21/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:35 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4704(GP38-2)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
CN 2884 and CN 3045
Title:  CN 2884 and CN 3045
Description:  CN container train parallels Hwy. 41 as it speeds northeast via former SOO rails at Snells, WI on 28 May '16. Snells is now little more than a map dot in the Town of Neenah, Winnebago Co. A Post Office was established 4 May 1876, originally called Snell’s Station, sometimes referred to as Snell’s Crossing. This small, rural community once included a depot, cheese factory, sawmill, school, and stockyard. Snells was located at Mile 183 on the SOO’s Trevor to Somerset line and Mile 173.1 on the C&NW’s Milwaukee to Marinette line. It does not look like any real remnants of the original community remain. Even the station sign, erected after the depot was removed, is gone.
Photo Date:  5/28/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:39 AM
Location:  Snells, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2884(ES44AC) CN 3045(ET44AC)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
CN 2884 and CN 3045
Title:  CN 2884 and CN 3045
Description:  CN container train parallels Hwy. 41 and approaches the Hwy. G. overpass as it speeds northeast via former SOO rails at Snells, WI on 28 May '16. Snells is now little more than a map dot in the Town of Neenah, Winnebago Co. A Post Office was established 4 May 1876, originally called Snell’s Station, sometimes referred to as Snell’s Crossing. This small, rural community once included a depot, cheese factory, sawmill, school, and stockyard. Snells was located at Mile 183 on the SOO’s Trevor to Somerset line and Mile 173.1 on the C&NW’s Milwaukee to Marinette line. It does not look like any real remnants of the original community remain. Even the station sign, erected after the depot was removed, is gone.
Photo Date:  5/28/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:37:55 AM
Location:  Snells, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2884(ES44AC) CN 3045(ET44AC)
Views:  280   Comments: 1
CN 2900 and CN 8927
Title:  CN 2900 and CN 8927
Description:  CN through freight passes Milepost CM184 and approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. The remnants of the former C&NW mainline are visible to the left. American Colloid Co., a rail customer, is on the left. The Hwy. G overpass is in the background.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:01 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2900(ES44AC) CN 8927(SD70M-2)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
CN 2900 and CN 8927
Title:  CN 2900 and CN 8927
Description:  CN through freight approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. The remnants of the former C&NW mainline are on the other side of the trees at left. American Colloid Co., a rail customer, and the Hwy. G overpass are in the background.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:06 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2900(ES44AC) CN 8927(SD70M-2)
Views:  97   Comments: 1
CN 3011 and CN 2860
Title:  CN 3011 and CN 2860
Description:  CN container train passes the Bell St. overpass and approaches the former Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. A remnant of the former C&NW mainline is visible background left.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:11 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3011(ET44AC) CN 2860(ES44AC)
Views:  135   Comments: 1
GTW 4620
Title:  GTW 4620
Description:  CN local returns to the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. This view would have been prevented by the dominating silhouette of the original Neenah Foundry facility, later known as Plant 1, which stood here for over ¾’s of a century. Established in 1872 as Aylward Plow Works (a.k.a. Aylward & Sons) at 120 N. Lake St., they erected a new foundry at 500 W. Winneconne Ave. in 1918 “in a rural area of southwestern Neenah.” Expanded numerous times over the years, it became Plant 1 in 1960 when Plant 2 was constructed in the then rural area at the intersection of Byrd Ave. and the aptly named Aylward St. (followed by Plant 3 in 1967). Plant 1 was closed in 1994, the corporate overlords didn’t want to spend any money to update the plant. It stood abandoned for a while and was eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:15 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 4620(GP9R)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
CN 4704
Title:  CN 4704
Description:  CN local returns to the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. This view would have been prevented by the dominating silhouette of the original Neenah Foundry facility, later known as Plant 1, which stood here for over ¾’s of a century. Established in 1872 as Aylward Plow Works (a.k.a. Aylward & Sons) at 120 N. Lake St., they erected a new foundry at 500 W. Winneconne Ave. in 1918 “in a rural area of southwestern Neenah.” Expanded numerous times over the years, it became Plant 1 in 1960 when Plant 2 was constructed in the then rural area at the intersection of Byrd Ave. and the aptly named Aylward St. (followed by Plant 3 in 1967). Plant 1 was closed in 1994, the corporate overlords didn’t want to spend any money to update the plant. It stood abandoned for a while and was eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:18 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4704(GP38-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
CN 2845 and CN 2909
Title:  CN 2845 and CN 2909
Description:  CN through freight parallels Union St. as it heads south at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. Train had 3 locomotives, CN 2845 and CN 2909 leading and CN 2867 mid-train.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:21 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2845(ES44AC) CN 2909(ES44AC)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
CN 2867
Title:  CN 2867
Description:  CN through freight parallels Union St. as it heads south at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 May '16. Train had 3 locomotives, CN 2845 and CN 2909 leading and CN 2867 mid-train.
Photo Date:  5/29/2016  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:26 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2867(ES44AC)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
WLPX 57027
Title:  WLPX 57027
Description:  A damaged WLPX 57027 spotted at the CN, former C&NW, yard at Appleton Junction, WI at on 4 Jun. '16. I have not learned what happened to it, but there is also damage to the roof, opposite side, and brake end, in addition to the significant damage on this side. The car has been spotted here since at least 2 Jun. '16.
Photo Date:  6/4/2016  Upload Date: 6/18/2016 3:06:25 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  61   Comments: 0
WLPX 57027
Title:  WLPX 57027
Description:  A damaged WLPX 57027 spotted at the CN, former C&NW, yard at Appleton Junction, WI at on 4 Jun. '16. I have not learned what happened to it, but there is also damage to the roof, opposite side, and brake end, in addition to the significant damage on this side. The car has been spotted here since at least 2 Jun. '16.
Photo Date:  6/4/2016  Upload Date: 6/18/2016 3:06:39 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  56   Comments: 0


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